Happy holiday season Thunderbirds!
We’ve had a truly fantastic first semester thanks to our incredible teachers and so many people that have made our PTA events so successful so far this year.
We just finished up one of our busiest months around here and now only have two weeks before Winter Break. I hope everyone has plans to slow down and enjoy the holidays!
As a thank you to all PTA members, our next meeting is our annual Membership Appreciation Meeting at Foo’s Cafe. Please come by and have a made to order coffee on us! It’s on December 10th at 8:15am and we’d love to see you there.
Each year, the PTA wishes our Trailwood staff happy holidays by providing them with a box of delicious HOME BAKED cookies. Please help us make the staff feel special by baking 3 DOZEN of your favorite cookie. Cookies will be collected, packaged, and delivered to each staff member the morning of Friday, December 13.
Volunteers will be out in the carpool lane on that morning to collect your baked goods.
Click here to sign up!
The election is over and Jessica Hembree, a Trailwood parent, will be our new Shawnee Mission South area representative on the Board of Education starting in January. Remember that every year is an election year, so we will vote again next year for Kansas House, Kansas Senate, US Congress, US Senate, President and other offices. We anticipate that every district will have a competitive election next year.
Meet Your School Board - Jan. 14
Three Trailwood area members of the Board of Education will join us for our next evening PTA meeting, January 14 at 7pm. Come meet Heather Ousley (At-Large), Mary Sinclair (East area) and Jessica Hembree (South area). Please send any questions for the board members joining us to Melissa.firstname.lastname@example.org by January 10th” so they will be ready to discuss your questions and concerns about the board's work.
SMSD Legislative Platform
SMSD has adopted its legislative platform for the year. The district will be advocating in Topeka for suitable financing for public schools; support for the social-emotional growth of students, along with their physical well-being; Support for Rigorous Academic Standards for All Student; and against policies that divert public resources to non-public entities. Read it for yourself!
Can you believe that the 2020 Trailwood auction, our school's biggest fundraiser, is right around the corner? The date is set for February 8th at the Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center, and we couldn't be more excited!
For years, our auction sponsors have played a big role in making this event a huge success, and we’d love to have your family or place of business join us as a sponsor this year! Being an auction sponsor is a win-win! Your company gets awesome recognition before, during and after the auction, and our school receives important funding for field trips, teacher stipends and so much more! We have different levels of sponsorship, so hopefully there is something that fits your interests. Please see the attached Sponsorship Levels sheet for additional information.
Do you know of an organization in our community that might be interested in this opportunity? Please feel free to pass along this information. Or, let us know, and we will reach out to them!
Thank you so much for your time and consideration! Please let Cara or Victoria know if you have any questions.
Cara Peterson (email@example.com)
Victoria Savich (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The auction will be here soon. Hopefully your calendars are marked for Saturday, February 8th. Our theme will be 80’s, and the auction will be held at the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center.
One of the bigger donations for our PTA are the spring/summer parties which are hosted by our amazing Trailwood parents.
Thank you all to the parents who have volunteered to do a spring grade party. We are still looking for the following grades for help. Remember you can cohost to share the expenses.
Please text Andrea Johnson at 913-226-59472 if you are interested or want more information. Thank you!
Calling all future Thunderbirds! PAT is a super fun event that helps your future Thunderbird get to know Trailwood and have your kiddo meet some fellow soon-to-be Kindergartners, and their parents! Please save the dates for our next 2 PAT events on:
-February 21st 2-3 p.m. -May 8th 2-3 p.m.
We do a simple craft, listen to a story, sing a few silly songs, play with some messy, sensory experiences and enjoy a snack!
So, please come join us for some wintery fun! We'll make some snow-dough, make a chilly art project and enjoy a white, wintry snack!
-Mrs. Victoria Savich and Mrs. MacKenzie Harvison
FYI...We do play and explore lots of items and materials that can be a chocking or safety hazard for children younger than 3. The activities that we plan are more geared towards children 3 years+ but feel free to bring younger siblings if needed.
Our Winter Session will run on Thursdays, Jan. 16-Feb. 20, 3:15-4:15 p.m.
Registration will open January 2 and close January 9.
Look for more info at the end of December!
Please join us for a totally awesome time!
Saturday, February 8, 2020, 6 PM – 10 PM
Johnson County KS Arts and Heritage Center
8788 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park, Kansas 66212
5101 West 95th Street, Overland Park, KS 66207-3399 • Phone: (913) 993-5600 • Fax: (913) 993-5699 • Attendance: (913) 993-5688